Welcome to Encounter!


If church is new for you, we’re so excited to have you here. At our Sunday gatherings, you’ll hear some music that expresses our love for God, a reading from the Bible, a message about Jesus and the Christian faith that you can apply to your life and a community that is generous, real and keen as a bean to meet you!

Some of this may be unfamiliar to you, so if you have any questions about how or why we do church, please just ask! It’s part of our commitment to being real with each other.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our home.
 

Welcome to Encounter!


If church is new for you, we’re so excited to have you here. At our Sunday gatherings, you’ll hear some music that expresses our love for God, a reading from the Bible, a message about Jesus and the Christian faith that you can apply to your life and a community that is generous, real and keen as a bean to meet you!

Some of this may be unfamiliar to you, so if you have any questions about how or why we do church, please just ask! It’s part of our commitment to being real with each other.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our home.

Follow us on our social media accounts for more details and updates on upcoming services and events!

Follow us on our social media accounts for more details and updates on upcoming services and events!

Our Values

JESUS

Devoted to the gospel message of true life and hope for the city
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JESUS

Our heart is for Jesus.
Encounter Church is all about Jesus' message of true life for everybody and sharing his hope with Prospect and the city. We want to spend our lives on something worth dying for and we believe that there is no name greater and no message more important than that of Jesus Christ. We long to see people meet him face-to-face.
His mission is our vocation; a life lived to share love and grace with others.

REAL

Developing an authentic generation of risk-takers & pioneers
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REAL

Our heart is to be real.
Encounter Church is all about championing authentic community - living lives that are consistent with who we claim to be. We are a family that dares to take the risk of being vulnerable, holding to a value of living brave as a declaration that even in our brokenness, God is with us.
Character is key. Honesty is the best policy. Real is the only way to live.

People

Building relationships, strengthening communities, loving people
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PEOPLE

Our heart is for people.
Encounter Church is all about relationships with people. We want to be known by how we love and welcome people into our community - and how we make our communities welcoming and loving. Lives are better done together and we hold to a value that no one is left behind. Our challenge is to believe the best in one another as we seek to build a dynamic, loving, multicultural community that reflects the kingdom of God

GENEROUS

Sharing God’s love through selfless giving of our whole lives
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GENEROUS

Our heart is to be generous.
Encounter Church is all about living out Jesus’ radical message of generosity with every part of our lives. We are all about building a life that is about ‘us’ rather than ‘me’; to be people who are constantly asking where we can contribute to people’s lives and within our communities.
We do this by displaying extravagant hospitality and by being big-hearted with our time, our passions, our finances, our skills and our hearts.

Our Values

JESUS

Devoted to the gospel message of true life and hope for the city. Tap for more

JESUS

Our heart is for Jesus.
Encounter Church is all about Jesus' message of true life for everybody and sharing his hope with Prospect and the city. We want to spend our lives on something worth dying for and we believe that there is no name greater and no message more important than that of Jesus Christ. We long to see people meet him face-to-face. His mission is our vocation; a life lived to share love and grace with others.

People

Building relationships, strengthening communities, loving people. Tap for more

PEOPLE

Our heart is for people.
Encounter Church is all about relationships with people. We want to be known by how we love and welcome people into our community - and how we make our communities welcoming and loving. Lives are better done together and we hold to a value that no one is left behind. Our challenge is to believe the best in one another as we seek to build a dynamic, loving, multicultural community that reflects the kingdom of God

REAL

Developing an authentic generation of risk-takers & pioneers. Tap for more

REAL

Our heart is to be real.
Encounter Church is all about championing authentic community - living lives that are consistent with who we claim to be. We are a family that dares to take the risk of being vulnerable, holding to a value of living brave as a declaration that even in our brokenness, God is with us. Character is key. Honesty is the best policy. Real is the only way to live.

GENEROUS

Sharing God’s love through selfless giving of our whole lives. Tap for more

GENEROUS

Our heart is to be generous.
Encounter Church is all about living out Jesus’ radical message of generosity with every part of our lives. We are all about building a life that is about ‘us’ rather than ‘me’; to be people who are constantly asking where we can contribute to people’s lives and within our communities. We do this by displaying extravagant hospitality and by being big-hearted with our time, our passions, our finances, our skills and our hearts.

OUR
LEADERSHIP

Mike and Jenny Wardrop
are our Lead Pastors.

Mike and Jen have 3 kids, Grace (10), Charlie (7), and Noah (5).

In reality, they’re just normal people, with a heart for God and seeing people brought to Christ. They have the call to start this church, and are doing what God is directing them to do along the way.

They would love to meet you and get to know you!

    jenny_wardrop
   mikewardrop

OUR
LEADERSHIP


Mike and Jenny Wardrop
are our Lead Pastors.

Mike and Jen have 3 kids, Grace (10), Charlie (7), and Noah (5).

In reality, they’re just normal people, with a heart for God and seeing people brought to Christ. They have the call to start this church, and are doing what God is directing them to do along the way.

They would love to meet you and get to know you!

    jenny_wardrop
   mikewardrop

Our kids

We’re so excited to care for your kids here at Encounter Church and we can’t wait to include them in our Encounter Kids program. Parents and babies are welcome both in the service and in our parents area – whatever you prefer!

All our Encounter Kids volunteers are fully police-checked and clearly identifiable – come say hello!

our kids

We’re so excited to care for your kids here at Encounter Church.
We can’t wait to include them in our Encounter Kids program.

Parents and babies are welcome both in the service and in our parents area – whatever you prefer!

All our Encounter Kids volunteers are fully police-checked and clearly identifiable – come say hello!

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Encounter Life

Learn more about Encounter Churchs' Core Values as we delve into what makes our church unique.

We will explore our 4 values; Jesus, Real, People and Generous.

 

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!